SPRINGDALE -- The Decatur Bulldog baseball team made a quick flight (in a bus) to Springdale March 29 to take on the Barnstormers from Thaden High School in a nonconference contest. This time the contest was much closer than previous ones, with the Barnstormers taking the game by three runs.
Landing at the Tyson Baseball Complex, the Bulldogs got off to a good start when Tyler Burchette crossed home plate to give the Bulldogs their first run of the night. But a series of simple fielding errors in the bottom of the inning gave Thaden five runs and a four-point lead going into the second.
Burchette managed one more run in the top of the third but fell short of catching the Barnstormers and Thaden took the contest, 5-2, over Decatur.
Kayden Burr was the only other Bulldog besides Burchette to get a base hit.
The Bulldogs had 10 at-bats, with two runs on three hits, one walk and six strikeouts.
The Bulldogs traveled to Centerton on March 30 for a conference matchup with the Life Way Warriors.
The Warriors set up their first run of the night in the bottom of the first inning to lead by one. Life Way sealed the deal with a pair of runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth to take the shutout win, 10-0, over the Bulldogs.
Kevin Mason was the only Bulldog to make a base hit.